Brownout On Breadfruit Boulevard is the most entertaining and controversial of Mo's five novels. Wildly violent, raunchy and hilarious, the story follows the career of Victoria Init - the consort of a middling Philippine politician who should be entering her prime of life. Distracted by an ambition to put her dusty provincial fiefdom on the wider cultural map, she becomes enmeshed in a series of complex events as horrific as they are hilarious, intertwining gun law and political correctness and a wide cast of international characters. Set in Macau, the Phillppines, Japan, and New York, Mo's brilliant novel can be read as a revenger's tragedy, a comedy of polygot manners, or as the newest instalment in his candid commentary on the waxing and waning of the struggle between East and West.
Used availability for Timothy Mo's Brownout on Breadfruit Boulevard
April 1995 : UK Hardback
March 1997 : UK Paperback
April 1995 : UK Paperback